12 days of Christmas


A homage to pharmacy in 2019, written by Stephanie McGrath

On the first day of Christmas what happened in pharmacy? 
Influenza vaccinations for free*

On the second day of Christmas what happened in pharmacy?
World Pharmacy Day
and Influenza vaccinations for free

On the third day of Christmas what happened in pharmacy? 
In-spec-tions
World Pharmacy Day
and Influenza vaccinations for free

On the fourth day of Christmas what happened in pharmacy? 
Liberal re-elected
In-spec-tions
World Pharmacy Day
and Influenza vaccinations for free

On the fifth day of Christmas what happened in pharmacy? 
The 7th CPA
Liberal re-elected
In-spec-tions
World Pharmacy Day
and Influenza vaccinations for free

On the sixth day of Christmas what happened in pharmacy? 
Calls for de-regulation
The 7th CPA
Liberal re-elected
In-spec-tions
World Pharmacy Day
and Influenza vaccinations for free

On the seventh day of Christmas what happened in pharmacy? 
SuperSuper rewarding
Calls for de-regulation
The 7th CPA
Liberal re-elected
In-spec-tions
World Pharmacy Day
and Influenza vaccinations for free

On the eighth day of Christmas what happened in pharmacy?
The authorities auditing
SuperSuper rewarding
Calls for de-regulation
The 7th CPA
Liberal re-elected
In-spec-tions
World Pharmacy Day
and Influenza vaccinations for free

On the ninth day of Christmas what happened in pharmacy?
GPs are antsy
The authorities auditing
SuperSuper rewarding
Calls for de-regulation
The 7th CPA
Liberal re-elected
In-spec-tions
World Pharmacy Day
and Influenza vaccinations for free

On the tenth day of Christmas what happened in pharmacy?
Location rules are changing
GPs are antsy
The authorities auditing
SuperSuper rewarding
Calls for de-regulation
The 7th CPA
Liberal re-elected
In-spec-tions
World Pharmacy Day
and Influenza vaccinations for free

On the eleventh day of Christmas what happened in pharmacy?
Flannery’s wins 2019
Location rules are changing
GPs are antsy
The authorities auditing
SuperSuper rewarding
Calls for de-regulation
The 7th CPA
Liberal re-elected
In-spec-tions
World Pharmacy Day
and Influenza vaccinations for free

On the twelfth day of Christmas what happened in pharmacy?
First ever safe-scripting
Flannery’s wins 2019
Location rules are changing
GPs are antsy
The authorities auditing
SuperSuper rewarding
Calls for de-regulation
The 7th CPA
Liberal re-elected
In-spec-tions
World Pharmacy Day
and Influenza vaccinations for free

*Note: Influenza vaccinations are free under the NIP in community pharmacies in Victoria, where the author is located. They are also available under the NIP in community pharmacies in the ACT and Western Australia for people aged 65 years and older. See the full chart of vaccination availability across the states and territories here.

Stephanie McGrath is a Senior Associate at Robert James Lawyers practising in commercial law with a focus on health, business and property across Australia. Stephanie’s significant pharmacy experience includes buying and selling interests in pharmacies Australia-wide, advising clients in relation to compliance with the requirements of different State and Territory Pharmacy Regulatory Bodies, applications to Medicare, applications and objections under the Pharmacy Location Rules and Ministerial Discretional Applications, partnership disputes and much more.

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